I may buy another v3.....
Yes the v3 is that good. Without grip or EVF and the 10mm or 11-27.5 It's p&s size. Also It's great as a video camera with the tilt screen and a rode videomic pro mounted on it the sound is superb because the v3 let's you choose low for sensitivity. The low setting + video Mic gives clear hum free sound.
So when and if NIKON USA sells just the body I will be purchasing another V3.
As soon as the camera + EVF can be gotten for $500 or less.